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 08 Aug 2011
 


The Australian's were on fire at the Olympic test event. Hope we get similar weather for the real thing.

Sat up late last night, watching the AC45's live in Cascais on Sail-World. Great coverage, have a look tonight.

Presentation is on right now at Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel event. A glorious morning, heading north to Airlie Beach in an hour.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 2 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the second day of racing is now available on the YouTube America's Cup channel. Includes plenty of on board footage and audio including coverage from on board the race committee boat. Expletives have not been deleted.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Crowds turn out for the Extreme 40's at Cowes
Ben Gladwell, Sail-World,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and onto a RIB to provide this gallery of images from the second day of the Extreme 40 racing.... [more]
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Two sailors rescued after collision with tanker in Cowes Week + Video
Jasper Copping, Telegraph UK,
Two sailors had to be rescued from the water at Cowes Week sailing regatta after their yacht collided with an oil tanker, The yacht, which normally has nine crew members on board, became entangled in the larger vessel's anchor and had its sails torn off and mast snapped. See HD Video of the incident... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race dilemma
Clipper Ventures,
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race offshore racing teams have at one time or another faced the same dilemma: sail a greater distance in the hope you'll get more favourable wind or sail the most direct route and take the risk of becoming more or less becalmed.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Aussies on form
Craig Heydon,
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, Australian sailors have reveled in strong winds with four crews ending the day in the top three of their respective classes. With the breeze getting up above 25 knots at times, a number of Aussie crews were in their element.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 smashing times on day 2 + Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 is currently underway at Cowes and on the second day of racing, the spectators were certainly not disappointed with the action. The fourth race resulted in France's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild ploughing into Sweden's Artemis Racing at the top mark resulting in severe damage to both boats that was bad enough to end their racing for the day.... [more]
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Cowes Week Day 2 blessed with bright sun and strong winds
Rupert Holmes,
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week competitors were blessed with an abundance of bright sun and strong winds that gave competitors a fresh set of challenges after the opening day's light airs. Mean wind speeds had built to more than 20 knots before racing started, while gusts topped 30 knots at 1430, before easing marginally later in the afternoon.... [more]
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Oracle Racing find victories in preliminary round of ACWS
Oracle Racing,
The America's Cup World Series has witnessed victories in the preliminary round in Cascais today with Oracle Racing's Russell Coutts winning the long (40-minute) fleet race and Oracle Racing's James Spithill placing third.... [more]
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Battle lines drawn - Melges 32 Fleet at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Tracey Walters,
Complementing its sporty attitude the Melges 32 possesses one of the most diverse International regatta schedules that includes many prestigious venues; now on the list is Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, North Queensland.... [more]
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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ double winners in Cascais World Series
Sail-World,
Five teams crowded the podium on Sunday at the America's Cup World Series – Cascais as the opening weekend ended with some champagne sailing across the two events. On Sunday, large crowds on the beach and in the spectator fleet enjoyed front row seats with the racing just meters from the shore.... [more]
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Team NZ Dispute heads to mediation tomorrow over website dispute
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team NZ's dispute with the America's Cup over restrictions on the team's freedom to host its own America's Cup web site goes to arbitration tomorrow. The Protocol mandates that teams' America's Cup content should be consolidated on the AC web site. Emirates TNZ's position is that teams should be free to host their own sites, effectively creating a mirrored site with the America's Cup site... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 6 – Australians excel
International Sailing Federation,
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day six welcomed the sailors with blustery winds ranging from 19-24 knots. It was the Australians that excelled throughout the day as Tom Slingsby took the lead in the Laser, Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen went ahead in the 49er and Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page notched up double bullets.... [more]
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America's Cup World Series - Team New Zealand man overboard images
Carlo Borlenghi/Nespresso,
America's Cup World Series Cascais images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi/Nespresso. Team New Zealand bowman Winston MacFarlane pitched into the water when a winch handle broke as he was grinding in the gennaker at the second mark.... [more]
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Peter Sorensen takes on Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week
Ian Grant,
Peter Sorensen has entered his 2008 Audi Australian IRC champion The Philosophers Club in a bid to win the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week grand prix class trophy. Sorensen is no stranger to racing on the tactically demanding Whitsunday Sailing Club courses having previously raced in the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week Sports Boat class.... [more]
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Extreme sailing Series: Live Race Viewer - Catch the action at Cowes
Sail-World,
Follow the racing LIVE at the Extreme Sailing series in Cowes, Isle of Wight using this live viewer Coverage is from Sunday to Tuesday (7, 8, 9 August), with the racing starting at 1415 British Summer Time (BST, 1 hour ahead of GMT) with 49er and windsurfing action ahead of the Extreme 40 racing starting at 1500 BST... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel - Five boats to finish
B2K Media,
A rush of boats finished in the last six hours in the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht. In IRC Division 1, Peter Millard's super maxi Lahana is the provisional winner ahead of Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, third was Ocean Affinity, then Sailors with disAbilities Wot Eva.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week - Japanese skipper Yoshikawa enters Hammer
David Molloy,
Hamilton Island Race Week - Three times Japanese Offshore Half Ton Yachting Champion Seiichi Yoshikawa will skipper of the Steinman 76 Maxi Hammer of Queensland. Hammer was twice runner up in the Sydney to Hobart and will boast some new sails for the regatta. She narrowly missed out on the 1994 Hamilton Island Race Week despite blitzing the field in the last race.... [more]
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NSW Youth Match Racing Championships – Jay Griffin takes the title
Jennifer Crooks,
NSW Youth Match Racing Championships - Jay Griffin secured his third consecutive Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship title with his crew of Alex Chittenden, Jack Breislin and Kurt Hansen. Griffin, representing the host club the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, finished round robin two on top of the leaderboard.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel – Across the Tropic of Capricorn
Brisbane to Keppel Media,
The bulk of the fleet in the fifth annual Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is expected to finish tonight, but conditions are softening. It is a perfect winter day, at Rosslyn Bay with south east trades dropping from around eight knots a few hours ago, but it is now eased back to four knots. Lucas Down's Farr 40 Bribie Star is in sight of the finish line, further down the coast p... [more]
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America's Cup World Series: Full replay of Race Day 1 now available
Richard Gladwell,
Full replay coverage is now available of the first day of racing is now available on the YouTube America's Cup channel. Includes plenty of on board footage and audio including coverage from on board the race committee boat. Expletives have not been deleted.... [more]
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Laser Masters Worlds ready for kick off
Paige Brooks,
The Laser Masters Worlds, starting this week in San Francisco, brings together a great group of men (230 entered) and women (10 entered) who have raced Lasers in all parts of the world and in all manner of conditions. The Laser Masters fleets are broken down by age and by rig size (radial or full rig).... [more]
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America's Cup: Images from the Opening Day of the World Series Cascais
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on the water for the first day of racing in the America's Cup World Series in Cascais, Portugal. The day got underway with heavy fog and light winds, one race was started and then abandoned just after the fleet had rounded the first mark. After a delay the breeze moved in, and three races were sailed.... [more]
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Lysekil Womens Match - Souter finishes in second
Lysekil Women's Match,
Lysekil Women's Match has again witnessed the superiority of Camilla Ulrikkeholm. She ended in top of the first round-robin. She went undefeated through the quarterfinals as well as the semi-finals. At last she also won the final in three straight matches against Nicole Souter, Australia.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing: Battle Stations at Cowes
Ben Gladwell, Sail-World,
Sail-World's Ben Gladwell stepped off the foredeck of one of the IRC Class Zero racers at Cowes, after the conclusion of racing for the day at Cowes Week, and onto a RIB to provide this gallery of images from the Extreme 40 racing.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland Regatta solid start for Outteridge and Jensen
Craig Heydon,
Outteridge and Jensen started the regatta in style, winning the first two races before finishing race three ninth overall, leaving them one point off the leading German crew. Tom Slingsby sits second in the Laser fleet, six points behind regatta leader Andrew Murdoch of New Zealand.... [more]
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Fisher's View: In the Shotgun Seat on Artemis Racing - AC World Series
Bob Fisher,
Where did we finish? Who won? Don't know, and frankly, don't care. I was in Nirvana as the sixth man aboard Artemis. It may have been grey, drizzly even, but as far as I was concerned the sun shone in all its glory and I beamed back in pleasure (and it was only a boat race!) as five men in front of me went about their business in a manner that would shock the faint of heart.... [more]
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NSW Youth Match Racing Championships – White leads by one point
Jennifer Crooks,
NSW Youth Match Racing Championships - Byron White and his crew of Hamish Hardy and Tom Koerner representing the host club have finished the first day of the Championship on top of the scoreboard with seven wins from Round Robin 1. For White, it was a successful return to match racing, having sat the last couple of seasons out. 'We sailed really cleanly in the difficult conditions.... [more]
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Fantasea Adventure Cruising - Specials for Whitsunday racing sailors
Media Services,
Fantasea Adventure Cruising is offering a special discount to Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach Race Week participants and their families. Take advantage of a 20% discount on lay day and travel with Fantasea Adventure Cruising to beautiful Whitehaven Beach or Reefworld on the Great Barrier Reef.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Race - A new race record to Wild Oats XI
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team,
Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. Bob Oatley's Reichel Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI has smashed Peter Millard's Lahana's 2010 race record. Oats XI finished in a new recotrd time of 24 hours, 22 minutes and 20 seconds. ‘We had a fantastic race,' said Ricko just after they got the line honours gun. ‘A glorious day, postcard sailing and a good way to get to Hamilton Island!!... [more]
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